Shamkir continued to provide plenty of action in round three as, like last round, three further games were decisive. The only repeat winner was Fabiano Caruana whose second victory in a row lifted him to clear first place and a live rating of... | Read More
After a placid opening round, Shamkir pushed round two into overdrive. Three of the five games were decisive as time trouble induced multiple errors.
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Prior to round one, Anish Giri had tweete... | Read More
With all the first-round games at the 2016 Gashimov Memorial drawn, one might conclude the dynamic chess of the late, great Azeri grandmaster was not played. However, the lack of decisive clashes was not due to a lack of f... | Read More
This edition of In Other News sees chess celebrated by professional athletes, YouTube stars, union workers, actors, and even Canadians! Join us on another tour of the major chess stories celebrated in popular media this month.
St. Louis Car... | Read More
The third Gashimov Memorial is about to begin. On Thursday the first round will be played in Shamkir, Azerbaijan.
Although it's not as strong as the first two editions, we can still call it a super tournament.
This 10-player round robin ... | Read More